Nobody likes a show off. Which is one reason LongPlay has plenty of pals – hidden behind a veil of venetian blinds and frosted glass, it doesn’t feel the need to brag about its abundant charms. Stepping inside reveals an understated, old-school-Italian-like interior with a lovely timber bar, inviting booths and, of course, LPs supplying the soundtrack.
Bar stools suggest you prop up at the bar with the help of the great beer and wine selection. There’s also a modest menu of yummy light meals such as cocktail lamb cutlets and meatballs. The real treat, though, is the tiny 30-seat movie theatre out the back (hidden, of course), where you can catch classic films from time to time.
318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
0400 155 891 or 0423 115 774
Open Wed & Sun 6–11pm, Thurs–Sat 6pm–1am